Traffic Violations

If you have received a citation or ticket for a traffic violation in the greater Memphis area, you need a knowledgeable and confident Memphis Criminal Defense Attorney who will fight to protect your rights and freedoms.

The sight of blue lights behind you, being pulled over on the side of road, and receiving a traffic ticket is not only embarrassing, but can also have significant effects on your driving privileges. It can become more than just the inconvenience of having to show up in traffic court. Memphis traffic violations can result in costly fines, loss of driving privileges, increased insurance rates, and yes, even jail time. Yet most people do not consult with a Memphis Attorney for assistance with the following traffic violations:

  • Speeding ticket

  • Red light violation

  • Reckless driving

  • Driving without a license or insurance

  • Driving with suspended or revoked license

  • Failure to maintain proper lookout

If you have been pulled over and cited for any type of traffic violation an experienced attorney can save you time and money, as well as, the more serious potential consequences. As your Memphis Traffic Violation Attorney, I will contest or appeal traffic violations to avoid harsh penalties, and reduce or eliminate fines and costs associated with them. I will also work to help keep your driving record clean and your driving privileges from being suspended or revoked by the Tennessee Department of Safety. 

Never pay any traffic ticket without consulting a Memphis Criminal Defense Attorney experienced in handling traffic violations.

Call (901) 552-6228 today to schedule a consultation with Attorney Joseph Pehanick.


Should I Just Pay the Traffic Ticket?

These seemingly minor tickets are still criminal offenses and should not be taken lightly. The penalties and consequences of a traffic violation can vary greatly based on the circumstances. It may be easier to pay a traffic ticket, but paying the fine is the same as pleading guilty. This results in convictions on your driving record that can not only incur court costs, increased insurances rates, and points on your license, but they also will be used against you on future traffic violations. No matter how minor traffic tickets may seem, you need an experienced Memphis criminal defense attorney to fight them. 

Will a Traffic Ticket affect my CDL?

Any traffic violation can seriously jeopardize the career of a commercial licensed driver. Unlike other motorists, a person with a CDL cannot attend traffic school or defensive driving classes in order to have the case dismissed. Contact an experienced Memphis traffic violation attorney before paying a fine or pleading guilty to a traffic ticket, otherwise you may not only lose your CDL, but jeopardize your employment as well.